|2019-05-24||Globally Theme Parks to draw more Visitors Read More|
Globally, number of visitors to theme parks all over the world is projected to grow to 1.3 billion in 2022 from the current total of 1 billion! Fueled mainly by new theme parks in China and Malaysia in the coming five years, market share of Asia Pacific will grow to 46% from 43%.
|2019-05-23||More mainland Chinese visited Hong Kong and Macau in May Day mini-golden Week Read More|
In the first three days of May Day mini-golden week this year, number of Mainland Chinese visiting Hong Kong totaled some 840,000, up almost 40%; while those visiting Macau totaled 437,000, up 42.7%.
|2019-05-22||China is Los Angeles largest source market Read More|
Some 7.5 million foreign travelers visited Los Angeles in 2018, and among them 1.2 million from China and they brought they city a direct income totaling US$1.6 billion.
|2019-05-21||More Chinese visited Hungary Read More|
Some 256,000 Chinese tourists, up 11.06%, visited Hungary in 2018.
|2019-05-20||Airbnb highlight benefits to local economy Read More|
Airbnb said 97% of the income derived from rent goes to the landlord, and 50% of their tenant tourists’ spending occur in areas around where they stay.
|2019-05-17||Airbnb's fastest growing markets Read More|
For non-traditional tourism cities and attractions in the Asia Pacific, Airbnb's fastest growing market in 2018 was China which grew 179%, then Vietnam at 111%, Philippines at 100%, Malaysia at 98% and South Korea at 93%.
|2019-05-16||Airbnb – big jump in booking for lodging in Asia Pacific Read More|
Airbnb has nearly 0.5 million rooms in and near non-traditional tourism cities and attractions in the Asia Pacific, which in 2018 drew 12 million travelers, up 70% over the year before, and generated revenue totaling USD1 billion.
|2019-05-15||Profile by age of Chinese Antarctica Tourists Read More|
Among Chinese tourists to the Antarctica, 47% aged between 50 and 70, while 23% were born in the Nineties, from 2018/19 report published by C-trip, a leading travel portal of China.
|2019-05-14||More Chinese to visit the Antarctica Read More|
A total of 8273 Chinese tourists visited the Antarctica in 2018, and the number is expected to breach 10000 in the year 2018/19.
|2019-05-10||Average spending of Chinese tourists in summer Read More|
Chinese tourists’ travel spending during peak season in last summer averaged RMB6000 per person per outbound trip and RMB2800 per domestic trip to other province, according to China Tourism Research Institute.
|2019-05-09||Hong Kong is Hunan Province largest source market Read More|
In 2018, China's Hunan province welcomed 875,300 tourists, up 11.5% over the year before, from Hong Kong.
|2019-05-07||Many Hong Kong tourists book speed train to China during Easter Read More|
Media reported number of booking of speed train to China for Easter Holiday this month from Hong Kong tourists totaled some 100,000.
|2019-05-06||More highly paid employees in Hong Kong Read More|
In the financial year 2017/18, Hong Kong had 213,000 salary tax payers, up 8.5%, with annual salary over HK$900,000 who account for 11.4% all tax-payers; and 239,000 tax payers, up 10.6%, with annual salary ranging from HK$600,000 to HK$900,000 who account for 12.8% of all tax payers.
|2019-05-03||Tourists from Greater China enjoy Outdoor sport in Switzerland Read More|
Travelers from Greater China spent in 2018 in Switzerland 1.72 million man-nights, up 6.1%, and around three quarters of Chinese tourists interested in outdoor activities.
|2019-05-02||More Chinese visited Paris Read More|
In 2018, Paris itself welcomed 800,000 tourists from China, up 3.2%, and among them at least 40% are FIT.
|2019-04-30||Chinese tourists to France are big spender Read More|
Chinese tourists top France’s inbound by spending on shopping! From tax refund data, average transaction of Chinese tourists in France in 2018 value at EURO1525.
|2019-04-29||More Chinese visit Paris and Neighboring Areas Read More|
1.8 million Chinese tourists visited Paris and neighboring areas in 2018, with around 50% traveling in FIT. Chinese arrivals increased 3.7 times in the past ten years between 2008 and 2018.
|2019-04-26||China's top provinces by Per capita disposable income Read More|
There are seven provinces with per capita disposable income exceeding RMB10000 in the first quarter of 2019, which are respectively Shanghai, Beijing, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Tianjin, Guangdong and Fujian.
|2019-04-25||Higher Per Capita Disposable Income reported in China Read More|
Per Capita Disposable Income of all Chinese citizens in the first quarter of 2019 average RMB8493, up 8.7% over same period last year by nominal value but at 6.8% after deducting inflation.
|2019-04-24||More Chinese runners in Boston Marathon Read More|
The Boston Marathon this year drew 30234 runners of whom 951 from China, up some 40% on the 682 Chinese runners in 2018 and three times more than the 309 Chinese runners in 2017.
|2019-04-23||Profile of multi-millionaires in Hong Kong Read More|
The survey found female account for 46% of these multi-millionaires with average age of 58, while male account for 54% with average age of 60.
|2019-04-18||Record Number of Multi-millionaires in Hong Kong Read More|
A survey which in past 6 months interviewed 4192 Hong Kong citizens aged between 21 and 79 found a record number of 511,000 citizens have net worth of at least HK$10 million, and 69000 among them have current asset worth HK$10 million or more.
|2019-04-17||China tailor-made tours Average Spending Read More|
High end tailored made tour tourists in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in 2018 on average spend RMB 23749 per person per trip.
|2019-04-16||China tailor-made tours major markets Read More|
From C-trip, the top ten Chinese (mainland) cities by popularity of tailored made tour in 2018 are Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Xian and Chongqing.
|2019-04-15||China tailor-made tours Growth continue Read More|
C-trip, a major travel portal in China, reported its tailored-made tour platform saw 180% increase in the number of order in 2018 and in fact triple digits growth in each of the previous three years.
|2019-04-12||Hong Kong among Sichuan’s top source markets Read More|
Last year, Hong Kong sent some 410,000 tourists to the Sichuan province of south-west China, thus ranked the province’s second largest source market! In fact, Hong Kong ranked either its largest or second largest market in the past three years.
|2019-04-10||Hong Kong Outbound in Easter – More tours to Guangdong Read More|
Comparing to last year, bookings of package tour to Guangdong by coach during the coming Easter Holiday rise by 30% while cost by 35%, and around half of these tours via the new mega bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai.
|2019-04-09||Hong Kong Outbound in Easter – more long haul travelers despite price hike Read More|
Bookings of package tour to long haul destinations all over the world during the coming Easter Holiday rise by 8% comparing to last year though tours cost 5% more, from the city’s Travel Industry Council (TIC). Popular destinations include Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East etc.
|2019-04-08||Hong Kong Outbound in Easter – holidaymakers to Asia not affected by price hike
Bookings of package tour to short haul destinations in Asia during the coming Easter Holiday that lasts from April 19 to 22 similar to last year though tours cost 3% to 5% more, from the city’s Travel Industry Council (TIC).
|2019-04-04||Positive Outlook for MICE and Cruise in Asia Read More|
Media report quoted Celebrity Cruises who believes MICE business in Asia has much room to grow and cited booking of an Alaska cruise by a direct selling company from Hong Kong for 600 staff in coming June.
|2019-04-03||Chinese Students studying Abroad – More from Mid-Level Income Families Read More|
62.4% Chinese students studying abroad come from families with annual income of RMB500000 or less, so more now come from mid-level income families instead of upper-middle in the past.
|2019-04-02||Chinese Students studying Abroad – slower rate of increase Read More|
From Chinese media, 53700 more Chinese students went abroad to study in 2018, up 8.83%, but the rate of increase is far slower than that of 11.74% in 2017.
|2019-04-01||Chinese Students studying Abroad Read More|
From China’s Ministry of Education, some 662,100 Chinese went abroad in 2018 to study, and among them nearly 600,000 or 90% of the yearly total with own financing.
|2019-03-29||Survey found Travel Insurance popular in Hong Kong Read More|
Survey found 90% respondents will insure their holidays, and 86% of respondents with children think it is important for free insurance coverage for accompanying children.
|2019-03-28||Survey found Hong Kong senior citizens take overseas holidays Read More|
The insurance company’s survey found for senior Hong Kong citizens aged 61 or above, 77.8% had 1 to 5 outbound holidays in past three years.
|2019-03-27||Survey found outbound holidays popular in Hong Kong Read More|
An insurance company commissioned a survey which last month interviewed 500 Hong Kong citizens aged between 18 and 80. It found in past 3 years, 64% respondents had 1 to 5 outbound holidays and over 10% had 11 or more outbound holidays.
|2019-03-26||China is Cambodia' s largest market Read More|
In 2018, Cambodia welcomed 6.2 million inbound tourists, up 10.7%, of whom around 2 million from China.
|2019-03-25||World' s Cruise Holiday Read More|
Globally, cruise holiday, whose number of travelers grew 78% between 2007 and 2018, account for 3% of the world' s outbound market in 2018.
|2019-03-22||Global Medical Tourism to grow in double digits Read More|
A report jointly published by VISA and an consultancy firm report the global medical tourism trade worth US$ 50 billion, and will grow by 25% each year in the coming decade.
|2019-03-21||China is Mongolia largest source market Read More|
China accounted for over 30% of the 0.53 million inbound travelers visiting Mongolia in 2018.
|2019-03-20||Top shopping destinations for Chinese outbound travelers Read More|
The Institute further report the top 10 shopping destinations for China' s outbound last year are respectively Hong Kong, Dubai, Osaka, Macau, Tokyo, Paris, Nagoya, London, Singapore and Kyoto.
|2019-03-19||Top outbound destinations for Chinese travelers
The Institute further report the top 20 destinations for China’s outbound last year are Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, USA, Cambodia, Russia, Philippines, Australia, Italy, UAE, Turkey, UK, Maldives, France, Germany, Spain and Sri Lanka.
|2019-03-18||China Outbound grew by double digits last year Read More|
China Tourism Research Institute report the country’s outbound in 2018 totaled 148.72 million, up 14.7%, and remain World’s largest source market.
|2019-03-15||Around half C-trip bookings for Golden Week chose FIT Read More|
Based on its booking for Spring Festival Golden Week this year, C-trip, China’s largest travel portal, reported 48% of its users chose FIT or private tour, which in general cost 23% more than package tour.
|2019-03-14||China is Australia' s largest Source Market Read More|
Some 1.43 million Chinese travelers visited Australia in 2018, thus China replace New Zealand to become the largest source market.
|2019-03-13||Restarting China - New Zealand year of Tourism Read More|
The China- New Zealand year of Tourism 2019 will begin on March 29 after being postponed in mid-February amid diplomatic tensions between the two countries. Numbers of Chinese visitors to New Zealand is projected to increase to 800,000 by 2024.
|2019-03-12||China Outbound to New Zealand Read More|
China is New Zealand’s second largest tourism market, behind Australia, with more than 450,000 Chinese travelers visited New Zealand in 2018
|2019-03-11||Top ten outbound destinations for Chinese New Year by Hotel Portal Read More|
Top ten destinations popular with Chinese tourists for Chinese New Year this year were Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Vietnam and South Korea, based on booking data from the Hotelbeds platform.
|2019-03-08||Hong Kong Citizens made Record Number of Departures Read More|
In 2018, Hong Kong citizens made 92.21 million departures in 2018, averaging 12.4 departures per person!
|2019-03-07||More China Outbound to Singapore Read More|
3.42 million travelers from mainland China, up 6% over the year before, visited Singapore in 2018 and China again became the city state' s second largest source market.
|2019-03-06||More Chinese visited Israel Read More|
In 2018, some 105,000 Chinese travelers visited Israel while the corresponding figure for 2015 was 47,000.
|2019-03-05||Low Cost Carriers growing faster than the Full Service Read More|
In SE Asia, budget carriers have about 1,400 aircrafts on order, while the full service carriers have fewer than 400. Asia Pacific is forecast requiring 16930 new planes through 2037.
|2019-03-04||Asia Pacific to see the biggest growth in air passenger traffic Read More|
According to IATA, global air passenger traffic is set to double in the next two decades with Asia Pacific region where almost 4 billion passenger journeys are expected, having the biggest increase.
|2019-03-01||Significant contribution by China’s tourism industry to economy Read More|
China' s tourism industry accounted for 11.04% of the country' s GDP, directly employing 28.26 million and indirectly 79.91 million people in 2018.
|2019-02-28||New record numbers of Chinese Travelers Read More|
In 2018, China' s total outbound increased by 14.7% to 149.72 million, while domestic travelers grew by 10.8% to 5.539 billion.
|2019-02-27||Popular destinations for Chinese during the Spring Festival Read More|
The ten most popular destinations for Chinese outbound tourists during the Spring Festival this year are Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
|2019-02-25||More Chinese Outbound in Spring Festival Read More|
Xinhua News Agency reported Chinese citizens made some 6.31 million departures in the Spring Festival Golden Week, up 12.48%.
|2019-02-22||China Outbound to Australia Read More|
Some 1.3 million Chinese tourists visited Australia in the year ended September 2018, who spent A$11.5 billion (US$8.1 billion) which account for over 25% of all inbound spending.
|2019-02-21||China the largest source market of Indonesia Read More|
Some 1.98 million Chinese travelers visited Indonesia in 2018, with per capita spending per trip average US$1139 or RMB7680.
|2019-02-20||Spring Festival – China' s outbound to Indonesia Read More|
Indonesia hope to attract some 0.2 million Chinese tourists in February to celebrate the Spring Festival Holiday and Chinese Valentine Day there.
|2019-02-19||Spring Festival – China's outbound to Phuket Read More|
Phuket of Thailand project to attract over 0.33 million Chinese tourists during the Spring Festival Holiday, generating revenue for Thailand travel trade totaling Thai baht 10 billion (RMB2.1 billion).
|2019-02-18||Spring Festival – China's outbound to Indonesia Read More|
Indonesia project to draw, from China, around 0.2 million tourists in this February and around 3.5 million tourists for the year 2019.
|2019-02-15||More air tickets sold in Hong Kong Read More|
From IATA, total billing of air ticket sales in Hong Kong in 2018 rose by 7% to HK$28,529 million, while number of transactions rose by 13% to 10.7 million.
|2019-02-14||Hong Kong Outbound Tour Groups generated more Revenue Read More|
Based on outbound levy income collected by Hong Kong Travel Industry Council, total revenue of the city' s outbound tour groups grew 8.1% in the year 2018.
|2019-02-13||HK Survey on Solo Holiday – Popular Asian Destinations Read More|
Three most popular Asian destinations for solo holiday during the Chinese New Year were respectively Japan, Singapore and South Korea.
|2019-02-13||HK Survey on Solo Holiday – Popular non-Asian Destinations Read More|
Three most popular non-Asian destinations for solo holiday during the Chinese New Year were respectively UK, USA and Germany.
|2019-02-12||Hong Kong Survey on Solo Holiday Read More|
Media quoted a survey commissioned by an international airline, which interviewed last month 1002 Hong Kong citizens between 18 to 39 years old. Nearly 21% of the respondents expressed desire to take overseas holiday alone during the Chinese New Year.
|2019-02-12||Hong Kong Survey on Solo Holiday – Why Read More|
Top two reasons are respectively "going to where one wants to go at any time" chosen by 45% respondents and "enjoy one's own time" at 44%.
|2019-02-11||Profile of Hong Kong’s Homestay Booking in Spring Festival Read More|
Among these Hong Kong bookings of Airbnb, 36% made by those aged 40 or higher and many groups consisting of 4 persons.
|2019-02-08||Top Destinations by Homestay Booking of Hong Kong citizens in Spring Festival Read More|
Top five destinations for outbound holiday during the Spring Festival this year, based on Airbnb bookings from Hong Kong, were respectively Japan, Australia with some 13000 bookings, Taiwan, South Korea and Thailand.
|2019-02-07||More Train Tour Groups after Station's Opening Read More|
Hong Kong' s speed train tour groups departed in the mainland before the station opened last year. Impacts of the opening include, for speed train tour groups to neighboring provinces during Spring Festival this year, a 30% rise in number of bookings, cost 10% more and half of these groups depart from Hong Kong.
|2019-02-04||More passengers pass through Hong Kong Read More|
The Immigration Dept predicted 7.32 million passengers will pass through Hong Kong border during the Spring Festival between Feb 4 and 10.
|2019-02-04||Holiday Notice for Lunar New Year 2019 Read More|
Our office will be closed from 5-7 Feb 2019 for the Lunar New Year holidays and will resume service on 8 Feb 2019.
|2019-02-01||More Hong Kong citizens join Short Haul Tours during Spring Festival Read More|
Except those to Thailand which cost 8% to 10% more, prices for short haul outbound tours departing from Hong Kong during the Spring Festival this year similar to last year, while booking rise on average by 5%, according to the city’s Travel Industry Council (TIC).
|2019-01-31||More Hong Kong citizens join Long Haul Tours during Spring Festival Read More|
Long haul outbound tours departing from Hong Kong during the Spring Festival this year will cost 5% to 10% more while passenger volume rise on average by 10%, and destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean for examples are popular, according to the city' s travel agents association (TIC).
|2019-01-30||China's White Collar Workers – More in foreign firms got Yearend Bonus Read More|
Further, media reported that 73% of those China's white collar workers working in foreign funded enterprises received yearend bonus, while less than half of those in other private business got the bonus.
|2019-01-29||China’s White Collar Workers – Yearend Bonus in Cash & in Kind Read More|
Media report that some 75% of China' s white collar workers' yearend bonus are given out in cash, with the balance in kind such as food and daily necessities.
|2019-01-28||China's White Collar Workers – Fewer got Yearend Bonus Read More|
In 2018, only 55% of China's white collar workers received year-end bonus, a significant drop from the 66% in 2017; with the average amount also dropped RMB200 from 2017 to RMB7100 in 2018, reported by an recruitment firm there.
|2019-01-25||Chinese the largest spender in Japan by Per Capita Spending Read More|
By per capita spending in 2018, Chinese (mainland) tourists in Japan at over Yen 100,000 ranked top, with Hong Kong at around yen 50000 ranked 4th.
|2019-01-24||Chinese the largest spender among tourists in Japan Read More|
In 2018, Chinese (mainland) tourists ranked top accounting for 34.1% all tourists' spending in Japan, and with others of Japan' s top five markets including South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and USA accounted for over 70% of all tourists spending.
|2019-01-23||Top Three Spending items of Tourists in Japan Read More|
In 2018, shopping accounted for 34.7% of all tourists’ spending in Japan, to be followed by hotel / lodging at 29.3% and Food & Drink at 21.7%.
|2019-01-22||Hong Kong is Japan's Fourth Largest Market Read More|
In 2018, some 2.2 million Hong Kong citizens visited Japan, and Hong Kong is Japan's fourth largest source market well before the fifth source market of USA with 1.52 million inbound to Japan.
|2019-01-21||Record number of Chinese visited Japan in 2018 Read More|
In 2018, a record of some 8.4 million Chinese (mainland) tourists visited Japan, and China is Japan's largest source market.
|2019-01-18||More visa free entry for Chinese Citizens Read More|
Henley Passport Index, which is prepared based on IATA data, ranks markets by number of destinations with visa free entry. China, whose passport holders can visit 74 destinations visa free, ranks 69 in 2019.
|2019-01-17||Over half of Mainland China' s Inbound from Hong Kong Read More|
From China Tourism Research Institute, in 2017, Hong Kong travelers visiting the mainland accounted for 57.2% of all China' s inbound; and together with inbound from Macau and Taiwan totaled over 110.3 million, accounting for 79% of all China's inbound.
|2019-01-16||Hong Kong top market for Chongqing Read More|
Chongqing, a major city in SW China, drew 7.8% more inbound group tourists during the National Day Golden Week in 2018. Hong Kong, which accounted for 19.8% of all these tourists, is the largest source market.
|2019-01-15||China is Davos' fastest growing Market Read More|
Media reported in last November the annul number of Chinese overnight arrivals to Davos of Switzerland has been increasing at 30% in each of the past five years, and reached nearly 15000 in 2017.
|2019-01-14||More Chinese visit Antarctica Read More|
Globally, 51707 tourists visited the Antarctica in the year 2017 / 18, and among them 16% or 8273 from China and the number possibly rise above 10000 in 2018 /19.
|2019-01-11||China has more Home-stay Premises Read More|
There were some 200,000 home-stay premises in China in 2017, a big jump from around 50000 in 2016, employing directly nearly 2 million staff and generated revenues totaling RMB36.28 billion.
|2019-01-10||China's Forestry Tourism Read More|
Now, over 1.6 billion tourists visiting China's forest in each year, which account for roughly 30% of the country's domestic travelers, according to senior official from China's State Forestry and Grassland Administration in December 2018.
|2019-01-09||Japan collects a 1,000-yen tourism departure tax Read More|
Each departing visitor now requires to pay, but those bought tickets before January 7, transit passengers departing within 24 hours and children under two years old are exempted.
|2019-01-08||Bali dominates Indonesia' s Inbound Read More|
Each year, Bali draws some 5.9 million tourists, roughly 42% of' s 14 million tourists.
|2019-01-07||More Chinese visited Cambodia last year Read More|
In the first 8months of 2018, Cambodia received over 1.27 million tourists from China, a 72% increase on the same period in 2017.
|2019-01-04||Macao's gaming revenue back to previous high point Read More|
Macao's gaming revenue in 2018 grew by 14% to MOP302.8 billion, the first time such revenue exceeding MOP300 a year since 2014.
|2019-01-03||Macao reported growth of gaming revenue continued Read More|
Macao reported its gaming revenue in December 2018 grew, comparing to same period last year, 16.6% to MOP (Pataca) 26.47 billion; and the current growing trend has been continued for 29 months.
|2019-01-02||A New Record Number of Chinese visited Thailand Read More|
Number of arrivals from China to Thailand exceeded for the first time 10 million on December 19, 2017, and a ceremony was held to welcome the 10th million inbound tourist from China.
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